Use the Winter Season to Force Tree Branches

Every winter I try to continue my obsession with indoor gardening. It usually happens after I get antsy with the realization that I can’t put anything into the ground with all the snow that surrounds me, but I persist in finding ways to keep my thumb green. That...

Greek-Style Alfredo Pasta

There are so many reasons why I love Greek food. I love Mediterranean dishes in general, as they’re known for their use of healthy ingredients, but many dishes just remind me of the sunshine of the islands I’ve visited and the sun I’ve soaked up in places like Sicily,...

Sicilian Pepper Salad Crostini

If you’re like me, sometimes there isn’t time to think about really fancy appetizers when you’re having guests over because you’re so focused on the main event, (the actual dinner) and, of course, the dessert, which most guests really look forward to when they’re...

Tandoori Chicken Salad

Is it just me or are there cookies everywhere, right now? Not to mention cakes, chocolates, candy canes and the like. Even if one doesn’t celebrate Christmas, it’s still part of the social scene and family gatherings that just can’t seem to be avoided- and who refuses...

Chicken Salad with Homemade Yogurt-Based Ranch Dressing

As we begin to enter the New Year soon, wouldn’t it be nice to actually maintain a goal of eating healthier by cooking more at home, making food from scratch and making a habit out of knowing exactly what’s in your food? Not to mention the inevitable draw this has for...

Lamb & Eggplant Tagine

I have a wonderful recipe to share, and it’s one that I’ve been making this week just because it’s that good. I was preparing to teach a cooking class at the home of a friend and 11 of her friends, which was quite exciting so I wanted to make the class really fun and...

Halal-Certified Yoghurt

Those of you who follow me on social media probably know that I recently attended Halal Fest in Fremont, California and was there to give a culinary demo with Mountain High Yoghurt. I am excited to partner with Mountain High because they are not just a delicious brand...
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